York Museums Trust

From the Victorians and the swinging Sixties at York Castle Museum to dinosaurs, Romans and Vikings at the Yorkshire Museum and great artists and contemporary ceramics at York Art Gallery, York Museums Trust attractions are a must-see for visitors to York.

York Castle Museum

Welcome to one of the most famous museums in the country.
Walk along the cobbles and pop into the shops on the Victorian street, Kirkgate, or seek out your favourite outfits and music in The Sixties.
Take a trip back to childhood in Toy Stories with toys from the last 150 years before heading down to the authentic cells to hear the powerful, moving and sometimes gruesome tales of its occupants, including the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

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Yorkshire Museum & Gardens
Romans, Vikings, medieval and natural history – the Yorkshire Museum is the home of some of the finest archaeological and geological finds in the country.
Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, kneel at St William's medieval shrine and discover colossal creatures from the Jurassic period at the Yorkshire Museum.
Situated in the beautiful botanic York Museum Gardens, the museum’s collections include the Gothic Middleham Jewel, the Anglian York Helmet and the Vale of York Viking Hoard – the most significant Viking find in England for more than 150 years.
The Roman galleries give visitors a unique insight into how the city was founded by the Ninth Legion and the men, women and emperors who came here from all over the Roman world.
Discover the story of England's other capital, all brought to life through the fascinating collections and artefacts.

York Art Gallery
New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works now feature in York Art Gallery’s displays of designated collections following an £8 million redevelopment.
Spot the JMW Turner, David Hockney, LS Lowry and Grayson Perry amongst its internationally important collections and see the largest collection of British Studio Ceramics in the world in the new Centre of Ceramic Art.
With a changing exhibitions programme and range of events, there’s always something new, unusual and exciting to see and do.